1810s Capsule Wardrobe · 1810s Undergarments · Regency Era · Stays/Corsets · Undergarments

Toile: Laughing Moon #115 Regency Long Stays

My latest project is a pair of long stays. I need a pair of later stays for my thesis project, and for them to be as historically accurate in silhouette as possible. I went with the LM stays because of the company's reputation for HA, and because I didn't have time to mess around with… Continue reading Toile: Laughing Moon #115 Regency Long Stays

1810s Accessories · 1810s Capsule Wardrobe · Accessories · Regency Era · Reticules

Completed: Regency Round Reticule

The final accessory of my summer Regency accessories project is complete. This round reticule was made based on the tutorial at Darling and Dash. Photo by author. Project Information Pattern: This tutorial based on an original in the Met from the first quarter of the 19th century.Fabric: The main fabric is cotton sateen from my… Continue reading Completed: Regency Round Reticule

1810s Capsule Wardrobe · Black Snail Ball Gown · Regency Era

Video of Fitting Black Snail 0119 Regency Dress

I've been working on the idea of a regency ball gown. My first regency gown was intended to be all-purpose, dressing it up or down with accessories to suit the occasion. Now, though, I'd like to make something closer to a typical white muslin ball gown, and preferably one that didn't have such a binding… Continue reading Video of Fitting Black Snail 0119 Regency Dress

1810s Capsule Wardrobe · 1810s Spencer · Build-A-Wardrobe · Regency Era

Completed: Regency Sleeveless Spencer

Photo by Rebekah Markewich. I'm so pleased with the overall look I've been developing with my regency accessories and this sleeveless spencer has really been the cherry on top, I think. Other accessories seen in the photos include a fichu and bonnet I had made previously, a necklace (actually made from 18th c. beads!) which… Continue reading Completed: Regency Sleeveless Spencer

1810s Accessories · 1810s Capsule Wardrobe · Accessories · Build-A-Wardrobe · Historical Sew Monthly Projects · Regency Era

Planning for a Picnic: New Regency Accessories

Our little group of regency picnickers has decided to get together again this June, so I am trying to use the deadline to motivate me to sew some new regency accessories. Black Snail's Sleeveless Spencer I bought all the regency era Black Snail patterns during a sale awhile back, but have yet to use them.… Continue reading Planning for a Picnic: New Regency Accessories

1810s Capsule Wardrobe · 1810s Redingote · Build-A-Wardrobe · Historical Sew Monthly Projects · Regency Era

A Regency Redingote Update

For the month of January, I hosted a #wednesdaywinterhistoricsewalong on Instagram, and coordinated a weekly Zoom sewing hour with some friends to motivate us to do just a bit each week. I'm not good at chunking out a project in this way, usually I start dreaming that I'll finish a whole project! I have all… Continue reading A Regency Redingote Update

1810s Capsule Wardrobe · Costumed Events · Regency Era

A Regency Picnic

Happily, not all the costume events were canceled this year. Caitlin, The Victorian Archivist, hosted a socially-distanced regency picnic this Labor Day weekend at Saratoga Spa State Park through the Empire State Costumers group on Facebook. In all, six of us attended so it was quite perfect. It was so lovely to meet new people… Continue reading A Regency Picnic

1810s Capsule Wardrobe · 1810s Redingote · Regency Era

The Regency Redingote Project: Research – Fabrics and Colors

*Please note that the original title of this project was “The Regency Spencer Project”, and that post titles have been updated with the name “The Regency Redingote Project” to reflect the evolution of the project* This post was originally written about a year and a half ago, so my updates about the project regarding the… Continue reading The Regency Redingote Project: Research – Fabrics and Colors

1810s Capsule Wardrobe · 1810s Undergarments · Regency Era

Review of My S&S Patterns Chemise and Short Stays

It is amazing that these little garments were about 10 years in the making, since I first bought the patterns in college (undergraduate, that is). I started the chemise in 2010 and completed it in the fall of 2012. I've since made one in a week, easily, as a birthday gift for a friend, so… Continue reading Review of My S&S Patterns Chemise and Short Stays

1810s Capsule Wardrobe · Costumed Events · Regency Era · Sense and Sensibility Gown

Review of My S&S 1810s Gown and the 19th C. Ball at Brookside

I am pleased to finally have a bit of time to be able to write up my review of this gown, which I completed in December 2018 for the local JASNA chapter's annual Jane Austen birthday tea. Unfortunately that day I had been sewing right up until I had to leave and so I was… Continue reading Review of My S&S 1810s Gown and the 19th C. Ball at Brookside